Tax office, others temporarily close in Northampton

Published 7:03 pm Friday, April 24, 2020

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JACKSON – On Thursday, the Northampton County Local Government posted a brief notice that the Tax Office, Land Records, and Register of Deeds offices are closed until further notice.

The News Herald reached out for further information, and County Manager Charles Jackson reported that the closures were only temporary. The offices are expected to resume operations next week.

“The County decided to take a proactive approach to clean and sanitize our buildings to ensure the safety and well-being of employees,” Jackson said.

He explained those offices specifically were not able to spread employees out as far apart as other departments, so the decision was made to do extra sanitation in order to protect their health.

Once the offices reopen, citizens will be able to resume conducting business via telephone or email.

All other county government offices continue to operate as normal, though the doors are currently closed to the public to limit the spread of COVID-19. That decision was made a month ago after the county reported its first confirmed case of the virus.